Beautiful CARVED SOLID OAK PARROT BOOK ENDS, probably unique
These charming naive style parrot bookends are probably unique as they are hand carved and very heavy. They have been skilfully carved from solid wood so show small variances between them eg the feathering on chest, height. Their heads have been carved in a turned head position with eyes made from a brass ring and tack.
The parrots are very heavy, being solid wood, with the dark one weighing 800g and the paler one 600g. These variations make me suspect they may be different woods. I believe the darker parrot is carved from oak but I am unsure if the paler one is oak, not being a wood expert. They have green felt on their undersides to prevent surface scratching.
I have polished them with beeswax which has brought out their beautiful grain and given them a light honey fragrance.
These parrot book ends would make a wonderful present for treen, bird or book lovers, being both attractive and useful. Anyone having a collection of books could use these or they could simply be used as ornamental sculptures. I love them!
Oak parrot - 25.5cm x 9cm
Paler parrot - 25cm x 8.5cm
Very good vintage condition.
A few light scuffs in places. See photo 2. The base on one shows a bit of discolouration to wood. See photo 3. Very fine crack to parrot body, see photos 2 and 4.
The item will be wrapped in tissue and come with a SAWMILLS VINTAGE gift label, in plenty of bubble wrap and boxed.
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